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Matt JonesBlack & White effect?
by on May 4, 2010 at 3:35:19 pm

Hey Guys,

Total noob question, I know, but I can't for the life of me seem to figure out how to make a clip black and white. I can't find a simple saturation effect, nothing...any help would be appreciated, thanks!

I'm using CS3, if that makes any difference.

- MJ

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Todd KoprivaRe: Black & White effect?
by on May 4, 2010 at 4:39:05 pm

There's a Black & White effect in After Effects CS5.

For previous versions, and for less control, there are other effects in the Color Correction effects category. There is a Hue/Saturation effect in that category.

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Dave LaRondeRe: Black & White effect?
by on May 4, 2010 at 7:44:27 pm

Two quick ways to do it are:
The Tint Effect -- it defaults to making things B&W.
The Hue/Saturation effect -- turn the saturation to -100, and you get an image that looks more like it was shot on an old B&W camera, in my opinion... minus nasty things like bloom, which you've probably never even heard of.

Dave LaRonde
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KCRG-TV (ABC) Cedar Rapids, IA

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Darby EdelenRe: Black & White effect?
by on May 10, 2010 at 8:31:50 pm

In addition to the other good responses, you can use the Color Correction > Channel Mixer effect set to 'Monochrome' to change the influence that the R, G and B channels have on your B&W image.

The Red-Red, Red-Green and Red-Blue can, respectively, be used to adjust the influence that your Red, Green and Blue channels have on the final monochromatic image. Something close to 25 - 60 - 15 would be similar to the Tint effect (approx. numbers).


Darby Edelen

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